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Minimal Lagrangian submanifolds in indefinite complex space

Henri Anciaux

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Consider the complex linear space endowed with the canonical pseudo-Hermitian form of arbitrary signature. This yields both a pseudo-Riemannian and a symplectic structure. We prove that those submanifolds which are both Lagrangian and minimal with respect to these structures minimize the volume in their Lagrangian homology class. We also describe several families of minimal Lagrangian submanifolds. In particular, we characterize the minimal Lagrangian surfaces in pseudo-Euclidean complex plane endowed with its natural neutral metric and the equivariant minimal Lagrangian submanifolds of indefinite complex space with arbitrary signature.

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Illinois J. Math., Volume 56, Number 4 (2012), 1331-1343.

First available in Project Euclid: 6 May 2014

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Primary: 53D12: Lagrangian submanifolds; Maslov index 49Q05: Minimal surfaces [See also 53A10, 58E12]


Anciaux, Henri. Minimal Lagrangian submanifolds in indefinite complex space. Illinois J. Math. 56 (2012), no. 4, 1331--1343. doi:10.1215/ijm/1399395835.

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